Harvard Honors the Four of ’48

In the 1,000-member freshman class at Harvard University in 1948 there were four black students. This was an all-time record. Bowing to the etiquette of Jim Crow, the four black students were paired as roommates.

All four of the black students graduated in 1952. These four men were honored recently at a reception sponsored by the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations.